About six gunmen Thursday evening raided the palace of Oba David Oyewumi, the Obadu of Ilemeso Ekiti in the Oye Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State, and abducted him.
The gunmen accessed the palace at about 8.30pm by scaling the fence before they began to shoot sporadically to scare the occupants.
“In the process of shooting, they gained entrance into the bungalow where the traditional ruler and members of his family were.
“The way they asked for the monarch showed that they really came for him and not any other person. Immediately they sighted him, they dragged him out of the palace and whisked him away”, The Punch quoted a source to have said.
This came six days after gunmen waylaid and shot at the Elewu of Ewu Ekiti in the Ilejemeje Council Area of the state, Oba Adetutu Ajayi, along Ewu-Ayetoro Ekiti Road.
Sunday Abutu, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, described the incident as regrettable.